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September 19, 2017 - Global News

Ford Updates Kuga in South Africa

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford launched an updated Kuga SUV to the South Africa market that contains new connectivity features, a lower price, and an updated look.

Tags: Recalls, Ford, South Africa, Global

September 18, 2017 - Global News

Ford, Mahindra India Alliance May Include EVs

Photo of Mumbai Sklyine courtesy of Deepak Gupta/Wikimedia Commons.

Ford signed a memorandum of understanding with Mahindra Group to strengthen its commitment to India and support Mahindra’s expansion into other global markets.

Tags: India, Ford, Global, Mahindra Group, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 13, 2017 - Industry News

How Driverless Cars Will Signal Their Next Move

A pedestrian crosses the street in front of what appears to be a driverless van -- but isn't. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford teams with Virginia Tech on a research project investigating how driverless vehicles can best communicate with other road users, including pedestrians.

Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Research, Ford, Colleges and Universities, Safety

September 6, 2017 - Industry News

Power Steering Issue Triggers Ford Recall

Photo of Ford Explorer courtesy of Ford.

The safety recall includes 253 2017 Ford Explorer, Taurus and Police Interceptor Utility and Sedan vehicles in the U.S.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Ford Taurus, Ford Explorer, Recalls, Ford Police Interceptor, Ford, Mid-Size SUVs, 2017-MY, Safety, Steering, Ford Police Interceptor Utility

September 5, 2017 - Global News

Ford Expands Transit Van Production in Turkey

Photo of the Ford Tourneo Courier courtesy of Ford of Europe.

Ford Otosan is investing $52 million toward one of its manufacturing facilities in Turkey to increase the output of Transit, Transit Custom, and Toruneo Custom vehicles for the European commercial fleet market.

Tags: Vehicle Production, Ford, Ford Transit, Turkey, Global

August 31, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Focus for Seatback Frame

Photo of Ford Focus courtesy of Ford.

The safety compliance recall covers nearly 700 Ford Focus compact cars in the 2017 model year.

Tags: Ford Focus, Recalls, Ford, Compact Cars, 2017-MY, Safety

August 31, 2017 - Industry News

Automakers Donate to Hurricane Harvey Relief

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Ford, Toyota, Nissan, and other automakers have made cash donations and other contributions to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey in south Texas and other Gulf Coast areas, the automakers have announced.

Tags: Toyota, Nissan, Volkswagen, Ford, Disaster Relief, Hurricane Harvey

August 31, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-Series Crew Cab Trucks for Seat Belts

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The recall covers more than 117,000 2015-2017 Ford F-150 Crew Cab and 2017 F-250 and F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab trucks in the U.S.

Tags: Ford F-150, Seat Belts, Recalls, Ford F-350, Ford F-250, Ford, 2015-MY, Large Pickups, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Safety, Crew Cab

August 31, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-150, Mustang for Air Bag Inflators

Photo of Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford.

The recall covers 650 2017 Ford F-150 pickup trucks and Mustang cars in the U.S.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford Mustang, Ford, Air Bags, Sports Cars, Large Pickups, 2017-MY, Safety

August 29, 2017 - Industry News

Domino’s Testing Self-Driving Fusion Hybrid for Pizza Delivery

Randomly selected Domino's customers in Ann Arbor, Mich., will have the opportunity to receive their pizza order from a Ford Fusion Hybrid autonomous research vehicle. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Researchers from Ford and Domino's will study how Ann Arbor, Mich., customers interact with the autonomous vehicle delivering their pizza order.

Tags: Ford Fusion Hybrid, Industry Research, Ford, Autonomous Vehicles, Safety, Domino's Pizza

August 24, 2017 - Global News

Ford Names Luo to Lead Ford China


Ford has named Jason Luo as the new chairman and CEO of Ford China as it continues to strengthen its global leadership team.

Tags: China, Ford, Global, New Hire

August 23, 2017 - Global News

Ford Sets Up Joint Venture for EVs in China

Peter Fleet (right), group vice president and president, Asia Pacific, Ford Motor Company, and Mr. Jin Zheyong, chairman and president, Anhui Zotye Automobile Co., Ltd. Photo: Ford

Ford signed a memorandum of understanding with Anhui Zotye Automobile Co., Ltd., to secure a joint venture for the development, production, marketing, and servicing of a new line of all-electric passenger vehicles in China.

Tags: China, Ford, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles

August 9, 2017 - Industry News

2018 F-150 Adds Power, Payload Capability

Photo of 2018 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford has boosted the power and efficiency of its F-150 engines for the 2018 model year with improvements that increase payload, towing capability, and fuel economy, Ford has announced.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Large Pickups, 2018-MY

August 9, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Offers Array of Fleet-Only SUV Options

Photo of 2018 EcoSport courtesy of Ford.

Ford has made minor changes to the optional equipment packages offered to fleets for the 2018 model-year, and will continue to offer an array of optional equipment for its increasingly popular utility vehicles, including the new 2018 EcoSport.

Tags: Ford, 2018-MY, Optional Equipment, Compact SUVs, Ford EcoSport

August 1, 2017 - Global News

Ford Continues Recall of Kugas in South Africa

Photo of the Ford Kuga courtesy of Ford.

Ford South Africa has begun the second phase of its safety recall for Kuga SUVs that have reported having engine fires in South Africa.

Tags: Recalls, Ford, South Africa, Global

July 27, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-150 and 3 Other Models for Seats

Photo of Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford.

The recall, tied to defective attaching bolts, covers more than 94,000 Ford F-150, E-Series, Escape and Lincoln MKC vehicles in the U.S.  

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford Escape, Lincoln, Seat Belts, Recalls, Ford, 2014-MY, Ford E-Series, 2015-MY, Lincoln MKC, Safety

July 26, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Celebrates 100 Years of Work Trucks

Timeline courtesy of Ford.

Ford is celebrating the centennial of its first purpose-built truck, the 1917 Model TT, which eventually led to the company producing many iconic work trucks, including the F-Series that has been the best-selling truck lineup for 35 years.

Tags: Company Anniversaries, Ford, Large Pickups, Automotive History, Ford Super Duty, Ford F-Series

July 25, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Offers More 2018-MY Incentives

Photo of E-450 cutaway courtesy of Ford.

Ford has added fleet incentives for 11 additional 2018 model-year vehicles, including its E-450 cutaway and stripped chassis van, as well as its police lineup.

Tags: Fleet Incentives, Ford, 2018-MY

July 24, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Adds 'Drag Strip' Mode to Mustang

Photo of 2018 Mustang GT courtesy of Ford.

Ford's Mustang GT can achieve zero to 60 mph in less than four seconds in Drag Strip mode, a feature that makes the muscle car faster than a Porsche 911 Carrera, according to the automaker.

Tags: Ford Mustang, Ford, Transmissions, 2018-MY

July 20, 2017 - Global News

Ford Leads Vincentric's Canadian Top Fleet Value List

Logo: Vincentric

Ford featured 10 winning models, which included the Taurus, several Ford Transits, and a few vehicles from the Ford F Series,

Tags: Toyota, Operating Costs, Canada, Vincentric, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Global, TCO

July 11, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Edge, Fusion for Stalling

Photo of Ford Edge courtesy of Ford.

The recall, which also affects the Lincoln MKZ, covers more than 5,000 vehicles in the 2017 model year.

Tags: Lincoln, Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, Recalls, Ford, Ford Edge, Full-Size Sedans, Entry Luxury Cars, Mid-Size SUVs, 2017-MY, Safety

July 11, 2017 - Industry News

Takata Recalls 2.7M More Air Bag Inflators

Photo courtesy of NHTSA.

The latest recall expansion affects driver frontal air bag inflators that use calcium sulfate as a drying agent.

Tags: Nissan, Mazda, Recalls, Takata, Ford, Air Bags, NHTSA, Safety

July 6, 2017 - Industry News

Commercial Fleet Sales Surge in June

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Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight manufacturers bounced back in June after several months of declining sales, by increasing 14.6% from a year ago to 68,443 units, according to Automotive Fleet data.

Tags: Ford, General Motors, FCA, Fleet Sales

June 30, 2017 - Global News

Ford Recalls Over 15,000 Cars in South Africa Due to Fire Risk

Photo of the Figo courtesy of Ford.

Ford South Africa has issued a fire-risk recall for 15,600 entry-level Figo and Ikon cars built in India.

Tags: Ford, South Africa, Global

June 28, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Transit Vans for Driveshaft Issue

Photo of Ford Transit van courtesy of Ford.

The safety compliance recall covers more than 370,000 2015- to 2017-model year vehicles in the U.S.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Recalls, Ford, Ford Transit, 2015-MY, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Safety


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